Adecco Chooses eDeveloper from Magic Software to Migrate and Upgrade Mission Critical Applications in Belgian Operation



Adecco Chooses eDeveloper from Magic Software to Migrate and Upgrade Mission Critical Applications in Belgian Operation


IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 14, 2003-- Magic Software Enterprises (Nasdaq:MGIC - News), a leading provider of state-of-the-art integration and development technology, announced today that Adecco Belgium, part of one of the world's largest employment agencies, will use eDeveloper to migrate and upgrade their mission critical staffing applications. In addition to Adecco Belgium, Adecco offices in the UK, Holland and France are also using eDeveloper-based applications to handle customer and prospect requirements.

Adecco will use eDeveloper ( to enhance its existing application suite to improve communications with its customers and their employee prospects and to better comply with constantly changing legislation and government requirements. Adecco will leverage eDeveloper's XML and Web Services capabilities, as well as eDeveloper's flexible architecture for rapid customization.

"After a thorough competitive analysis of available application development tools, we have chosen eDeveloper as our strategic development environment because it provides us with investment protection of existing applications and a flexible environment for rapidly upgrading our systems to meet with ever changing government rules and regulations," said Hans van Hollebeke, ICT Coordinator of Adecco Belgium. "In addition, we have found the Magic Software team to be highly supportive and professional, providing real-time assistance wherever needed."

"Adecco Belgium's reaction to the latest release of eDeveloper is consistent to what we are hearing from customers all over the world," said Regev Yativ, Managing Director of Magic Software's European operation. "We look forward to continuing to work closely with the team at Adecco to ensure their continued success and satisfaction."

eDeveloper v9.4 provides developers with an open and flexible development and deployment environment with powerful new standards-based messaging and integration features, advanced XML component and Web Services functionality, and other significant programming improvements.

About Adecco 
Adecco S.A. is a Forbes 500 company and the global leader in HR Solutions. The Adecco Group network connects 650,000 associates with business clients each day through its network of 28,000 employees and 5,800 offices in 65 territories around the world. Registered in Switzerland, and managed by a multinational team with expertise in markets spanning the globe, the Adecco Group delivers an unparalleled range of flexible staffing and career resources to corporate clients and qualified associates.

The Adecco Group comprises four Divisions, Adecco Staffing, Ajilon Professional, LHH Career Services and Jobpilot e-HR Services. Adecco S.A. is registered in Switzerland and is listed on the Swiss Exchange (ADEN / trading on Virt-x: 1213860), NYSE (ADO), Euronext Premier March (12819).

About Magic Software Enterprises
Magic Software Enterprises, a subsidiary of Formula Systems (Nasdaq:FORTY - News) develops, markets and supports software development, deployment and integration technology that enables enterprises to accelerate the process of building and deploying applications that can be rapidly customized and integrated with existing systems. Magic technology, applications and professional services are available through a global network of subsidiaries, distributors and Magic solutions partners in approximately 50 countries. The Company's North American subsidiary is located at 17310 Redhill Avenue #270, Irvine, CA 92614-5637, telephone 800-345-6244, 949-250-1718, fax 949-250-7404

Formula Systems is an international information technology company principally engaged, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, in providing software consulting services, developing proprietary software products and producing computer-based solutions.

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this news release include forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual results may vary significantly based upon a number of factors including, but not limited to, risks in product and technology development, market acceptance of new products and continuing product conditions, both here and abroad, release and sales of new products by strategic resellers and customers, and other risk factors detailed in the Company's most recent annual report and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Magic Software Enterprises Ltd.
David Leichner, 949/250-1718 ext. 299
Vice President, Worldwide Marketing